Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp has been named FCS Wide Receiver of the Year, the NCAA announced Thursday.
Kupp’s spectacular 2015 season included 114 receptions, which broke the previous league record of 112 and ranks eighth all time in FCS history. A three-time, first-team All-America selection, the redshirt junior has already been selected to four All-America teams in 2015 as a first-team pick.
The award is sponsored by the FCS Athletic Directors Association.
Kupp, who became the second wide receiver in 42 years to win the Big Sky Conference Offensive MVP Award, is also one of three finalists to win the STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Award which will be announced on Jan. 9 – the eve of the FCS championship game.
In 2015, Kupp led FCS in five categories – receptions, receptions per game (10.4), reception yards (1,642), reception yards per game (149.3) and touchdown receptions (19).
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